Los Angeles, Calif., home to more than three million people, is the second-largest city in the United States. The area is also home to numerous colleges and universities. Those who wish to continue their education in the L.A. area are sure to find an institution that matches their needs and will help them achieve their goals.

UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles, or UCLA as it is more commonly known, is a large public university with a student population of over 26,000. The school offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in areas within the sciences, engineering, humanities, arts, life sciences, film and television, and nursing. With so many programs of study to choose from, chances are high that you'll find a program that is of interest.

University of California, Los Angeles 1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436 (310) 825-4321 ucla.edu

Los Angeles City College

For those seeking a two-year degree, Los Angeles City College provides an economical option. The college offers associate's degrees and certificate programs in a variety of areas, including nursing, computer science, business, child development and graphic arts, among many others.

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 953-4000 lacc.cc.ca.us/

Occidental College

Occidental College is a small, independent private liberal arts college that offers 29 majors. The school is highly selective with a student population of just under 2,000 and expert instructors, with over 94 percent having a Ph.D. Bachelor's degrees are offered, along with a Master of Arts in teaching. A hands-on approach to learning is emphasized, along with producing well-rounded students.

Occidental College 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 259-2500 oxy.edu

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles, is a large, public university of more than 21,000 students. The college offers certificates, bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of subjects, such as business, the social sciences, life sciences, arts and humanities. Despite the large student population, the student-to-faculty ratio is only 21:1, ensuring that students get the attention they need.

California State University, Los Angeles 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032 (323) 343-3000 calstatela.edu